United States of Love

Release date: 29-07-2016
Director: Tomasz Wasilewski
written & directed by Tomasz Wasilewski director of photography Oleg Mutu production design by Katarzyna Sobańska, Marcel Sławiński costume design by Monika Kaleta make-up by Ewa Kowalewska choreography by Marcin Konecki sound by Christian Holm sound on set by Monika Krzanowska edited by Beata Walentowska production manager Robert Feluch postproduction manager Niclas Merits producers Piotr Kobus, Agnieszka Drewno co-producers Zbigniew Adamkiewicz, Jonas Kellagher, Simon Perry, Katarina Krave produced by Manana co-produced by Telewizja Polska, CommonGround Pictures, Film Väst co-financed by The Polish Film Institute distributed by Manana
 
cast Julia Kijowska (Agata), Magdalena Cielecka (Iza), Dorota Kolak (Renata), Marta Nieradkiewicz (Marzena), Tomasz Tyndyk (Adam), Andrzej Chyra (Karol), Łukasz Simlat (Jacek), Marcin Czarnik (Robert), Jędrzej Wielecki (Piotrek), Julia Chętnicka (Wioletta), Małgorzata Majerska (Małgosia), Igor Bejnarowicz (Marek), Zuzanna Bernat (Marysia), Lech Łotocki (priest Andrzej), Dorota Papis (receptionist), Michał Grzybowski (Reniek), Hanna Klepacka (Irena), Krzysztof Pluskota (Waldek), Joanna Król (Asia), Małgorzata Rożniatowska (Maria’s mother), Klara Bielawka (secretary Ula), Elżbieta Jarosik (nurse), Kinga Ciesielska (waitress), Edward Wasilewski (Edek), Piotr Gardocki (altar boy), Bartosz Pietrak (altar boy), Jakub Gawarecki (altar boy), Lena Schimscheiner (bride), Tomira Kowalik (patient)

colour, 104′

Poland, Sweden 2016

Poland, 1990. The winds of change are blowing in Poland. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it’s time to change their lives, fight for their happiness and fulfill their desires.

Tomasz Wasilewski portrays four women in a small provincial town. Agata is attracted to a priest and secretly observes him. Iza is a head teacher who has been having a long-standing affair with a married doctor. Russian language teacher Renata seeks a closer relationship with her young neighbour Marzena who teaches sports and dance, while Marzena herself dreams of an international career as a model.